"There is no greater work of art than a great portrait" ~ Henry James
Laura Era is an award winning, professional portrait and landscape artist and teacher....but her passion is portraiture. Basicaly self-taught she considers herself an artist since the cradle!
Since turning professional in 1988 she has painted multitudes of portraits on commission, both formal and informal, in oil and pastel. Her works hang in collections throughout the US and Europe. Painting trips have taken her across the US as well as to England, France, Portugal, Germany and many times to Italy.
Laura and her husband, Richard, built their home and her large studio on the Little Choptank River near Cambridge, Maryland.
She co-owns the prestigious Troika Gallery in Easton, MD.
Portraits & Landscapes
In Oil & Pastel
"Laura's work looks like she studied abroad ....sort of European old soul."
"The title touched me right away. When I looked at the art work. I was blown away by the gentle execution of the medium by the artist. Every mark is so sensitive and subtle and those marks bring a lot of subtleness of the subjects' personality across. The artist put a lot of heart and soul into creating this piece, and it is truly beautiful and well done. " ---------------->
Hiu Lai (Judge of the 2012 Maryland Pastel Society Show) awarding Laura 1st Place for
"My Parents, the Greatest Generation"
"This is PERFECTION !"
"Boy am I glad that I walked into one of my favorite places in Easton that day (Troika Gallery)...this will be cherished by my husband (and me.). I can't wait to give it to him for Christmas.
You've captured that beautiful, funny face of Jack's -- don't change a hair!
Thank you, Laura. You're one talented lady."
Barbara Campbell on receiving the commissioned portrait of their dog, Jack, that she gave as a Christmas gift to her husband.
"I like her landscapes because they take me to another place"